Who are we?

Backyard Svalbard consists of a passionate team of skiers

Erlend Kjørsvik


Erlend is CEO and the runner of the company. He is educated as Arctic Nature Guide, and has in addition Ski&Avalanche from Alta. For Erlend there is no mountain side too steep, but he loves when he can cruise in "Svalbard powder" in 25-30°. Erlend has worked at Svalbard for 3 years, and he knows many hidden treasures for skiers.

Mail: erlend@backyardsvalbard.com

Erlend Kjørsvik
Ronny Lauritz Berntsen

Ronny Lauritz Berntsen


Ronny is 30 years old and originally from the southern part of Norway. He works as an expedition teacher at the Folk high school in Svalbard. Ronny is well experienced when it comes to Svalbard technical experiences, when he has been living there for over 7 years now. He loves telling stories of close encounters with polar bears.

mail: ronny@backyardsvalbard.com

Loup Supéry


Our newest reinforcement in our team is Loup. Real French quality. He is born and raised in the Pyrinées, and he knows mountains and how to travel in the mountains well. He is educated Arctic Nature Guide and works today as a guide in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

mail: loup@backyardsvalbard.com

Alexander Veie Fiskum


Alex is co-owner of Backyard Svalbard, and works as project leader in addition to being our anchor when it comes to investments and development. First Svalbard crossing 2021. Maybe he will be the one you speak with if you contact us?

mail: alexander@backyardsvalbard.com